Tree Bark to Metropolis

History of Atlanta

Native American meeting site, railroad ending, Confederate Capitol, State Capitol and the crossroads of the South: Throughout its history Atlanta has been many things to many people.

Orginal Mile Marker for the CityThis presentation uses images and maps from Atlanta’s history so that viewers can chart the City's progress and discover its rich and complex past.  Beginning with maps of Native American trails and villages, learn about Atlanta’s first inhabitants and how they shaped the city that would come.  See the impact that the Civil War had on Atlanta’s growth while viewing Sherman’s destruction of the City.  Discuss how class and racial tensions affected growth and the lives of Atlanta’s citizens.  Learn how and why Atlanta grew during the 20th century. 

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